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The Liverpool Council and John Moores University Investigate the Possibility of Coronavirus Case

Liverpool City Council works fast to investigate the spread of Coronavirus. This is due to the increase of Coronavirus patients after the match between Liverpool and Atletico Madrid. The match was on 11 March 2020 at Anfield. The Reds was the host of the match and over 52.000 fans of both clubs came to the stadium to watch their favorite squads. The 3.000 of the supporters were Atletico Madrid’s fans. Liverpool City Council works with John Moores University to investigate this case. The team will work as maximally as they can to complete the investigation and report the result. There is no deadline yet for this investigation. Joe Anderson, Liverpool major explains that the focus of the investigation is to get an indication of the impact after the match. 

Until now, there are over 1.250 Coronavirus cases in Liverpool. Over 270 patients have died during the treatment in hospitals on Merseyside. The match between Liverpool and Atletico Madrid was the last football match in England before lock-down and the federation suspended the competition. This match was not the only event at that time. Over 251.684 people were also gathered at the Cheltenham Festival to watch a horse racing competition. The UK government stated that those events were held before the lock-down regulation. The council and government hope that there is no additional case from this event. Angela McLean explained that it has an interesting hypothesis when there is no Coronavirus after the match between Liverpool and Atletico Madrid. Too bad, it is only a hypothesis because one of the Liverpool fans namely Ben Johnson said that he attended the match. After that, he felt unwell and developed Coronavirus symptoms. He only wondered if the match was suspended, people wouldn’t come to the stadium. daftar agen sbobet online

On the other hand, the mayor of Madrid explained that the decision to hold the match between Liverpool against Atletico Madrid was a mistake. Despite the decision to let the match go ahead, the Liverpool City council and the team from John Moores University have to focus on the investigation. They have to make sure that all the infected people are quarantined and treated based on the procedure. It takes time to finish this project due to the huge number of people who come to the stadium. If there are cases from this match, the Coronavirus in England will raise significantly. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the football federations and league decide to suspend all the football competitions. There is no clear information yet about when the league holds the competitions back. 

The federation and league promise to continue the league after the Coronavirus solves and everything goes back to normal. There is also a discussion to hold the rest of the matches closed without any supporters coming to see the match. Despite who has to be responsible for this, England has to handle the impact and limit the spread of the Coronavirus effectively, so there will be no more cases. Football fans have to be patient with the new regulation to limit the spread of the pandemic.

The Impact of Coronavirus to Football Events in April 2020

Many sports events including football events must be adjusted due to coronavirus pandemic. Here are some impacts of the pandemic that occurs in April 2020.

Aston Villa

April 25th, 2020, it was informed that the salaries of the senior management, coaches, and the first team players of Aston Villa will be deferred 25% for four months to adjust the current circumstance due to the pandemic.


April 25th, 2020, there was an announcement from Chelsea Football Club that the players from the first team will not get the cut for their payments.

The Eredivisie

The season of the Eredivisie as the football top tier in the Netherlands was abandoned. It means that there were no tittle winners as well as no teams relegated for the season.


South Korea has been proven as a country that could handle the coronavirus greatly. When the football league of other countries remains uncertain, it was informed on April 24th, 2020 that the K-League season in South Korea will be started on May 8th, 2020 after it was delayed for more than two months. However, the league will be done behind closed doors to avoid mass gathering.


The pandemic surely gave a big impact on the professional football league and the national football associations all around the world. That is why on April 24th, 2020, FIFA distribute relief fun to 211 national football associations. The number of funds reached £121 million.

The German Cup

The final match of the German Cup was originally scheduled on May 23rd, 2020. However, the pandemic made this final match must be postponed with no specific schedule.

Women’s European Championship

Many international sports competitions were scheduled in 2020 but they must be postponed due to coronavirus pandemic. The same circumstance happened to Women’s European Championship although it was originally scheduled in 2021. It was official that the championship will be moved to July 2022.

Premier League

There are only 92 matches left in the 2019-2020 season of the Premier League when the coronavirus pandemic strikes. After the meeting of the club representatives, the clubs were committed to playing all the remaining games. Nevertheless, the deadline for the restart is not been discussed yet.

Leeds United

The legend from Leeds United, Norman Hunter passed away in hospital after struggling against coronavirus. He was 76 years old.

Dundee United

There was a confirmation from the Scottish Championship. Dundee United became the champions on the season after the SPFL voted to end the season of the lower league.

Marouane Fellaini

Fellaini was one of the footballers that were reported positive coronavirus test. However, the former midfielder of Manchester United has fully recovered and left the hospital after taking treatment for about three weeks in China.

Bayern Munich

On April 6th, 2020, the Bayern Munich team returned to training for the first time since everything was halted due to the pandemic in the middle of March.  Bayern Munich became one of a few clubs in Bundesliga that went back to train. The suspension will be applied until at least the last April.